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loopholes and cutting wasteful spending in the tax code that benefits the wealthiest americans and biggest corporations. in addition to replacing sequestration with deficit reduction that is far more responsible, our budget follows the advice of experts and economists across the political spectrum who say it makes sense to invest in job creation in the short term while putting ourselves on a strong path to responsible and sustainable deficit and deficit reduction over the immediate -- immediate and long term. we believe that in order to truly tackle our economic and fiscal challenges in the real world and not just make them disappear on paper, we need a strong foundation for growth built from the middle out. so this budget invests in a $100 billion economic recovery protection plan to put workers back on the job, repairing our nations highest priority, deteriorating infrastructure and fixing our crumbling schools and installing critical educational technology like broadband that our students need to succeed. this plan creates an infrastructure bank to leverage public funds with private inv
. he's planning this year to abolish the corporate and individual income tax, moving in a very different direction than the national democrats want to and winning elections with that approach. so there's a lot to be learned both by the failure of the romney campaign and the senate races and the successes the republicans have had at the state level. >> host: and we're taking your calls in this segment with grover norquist with americans for tax reform. the phone lines are open. democrats, 202-585-3880. republicans, 202-585-3881. independents, 202-585-3882. grover norquist known as an expert on some of these budget issues. you bring up the senate budget that we saw from budget chairwoman patty murray last week with. talk about that and how you think it compares to paul ryan's budget. >> guest: there are two major differences. they certainly go in different directions. the paul ryan budget balances in ten years and does not raise taxes. patty murray's budget never balances and raises taxes $1.5 trillion over the next decade. so what the democrats and patty murray are saying in add
with mandatory spending or comprehensive tax refm. that is what it will take. neil: do you think that bernie marcus, the home depot cofounder, was telling me on fox news, the spenders are using a pr war, the strong stock market, improving economic numbers as jusjustification for more spend. >> i don't buy that, i don't think that the sck marke is as pro efficient -- prefish ent as people think, we don't need to been the budget, the way that the government calculates a balanced budget is a bad joke, we do have to do, we have to start treating the disease, deal with health care costs, deal socialnsurance programs. neil: they are not. they might -- but remind me,er dayhey don't, a new pore added to our -- a few more added to our debt. all unfunded. >> that is right, that is what we need. >> you local starkest terms. >> the full view, if we look at big number, over 70 trillio, if we end up doing -- >> how does that work? >> debt held by public, held by social security medicare trustee fund, and pensions unfunded, arrange of commitment contingency, and unfunded social security and medicare promis
it to the rich. let's raise taxes trillions of dollars. let's go and stick it to special interests like people who he provide gasoline at the pump. to raise taxes on oil companies. ladies and gentlemen, every time you raise taxes, you raise prices. and every time you race -- raise prices the consumer has to pay more for it. these are the ideas that make america less able to be prepared for its future and cost more money. that's why when you look at this slide you see where the laws already enacted by the democrats are leading america to where we will be functionally bankrupt. we are following theure peaian model exactly what -- the european model exactly what they have done over there for a number of years and now we are seeing firsthand, iceland, greece, cyprus just yesterday. this is the pathway that if our friends, the democrats, get their say, this is where they'll lead us. so republicans through paul ryan spoke about we want to make sure that medicare, social security, that the free enterprise system is alive and well by making these plans and the process therein ready for the employers a
on public servants, wasted money spent in the financial crisis and the only thing is higher taxes. >> there is an oversight of spending tax dollars, we have known that for a while. with the story with school superintendent, national average 162,000 to be a school superintendent but some of these guys are running half a dozen schools, less than a million students, some of them are making 200,000 or more. it is amazing there is no transparency, little oversight for the public servants will scream about the private sector. look to your own backyard. charles: the same ideology that argues about corporate salaries uses that as an excuse to bump up their own salaries. digging a were using to bump up your salaries? connell: thank you, charles, appreciate it. dagen: i am taken mcdonnell. connell: i am connell mcshane. thank you for joining us and this is what is keeping washington up at night. preventing a budget deal from happening. dagen: a big day for bernanke and company. is it time for the central bank to pull back on the bond buying? connell: and the taiwan factory making the recall
wanted to commend it administration for its aggressiveness in getting this person. a tax that may be planned by al qaeda -- attacks that may be planned by al qaeda. all of us should agree that the work that you have done and what the fbi has done since 9/11, really protecting the country against any massive domestic terrorist attacks, and all of your activities internationally, it has really been remarkable. not itscy, it was primary focus on 9/11, but as much of the country, we've had to focus more intently on this issue. i do want to bring you back home. my final question is about the budget and appropriations and the department of justice. we imprison more people than any other nation in the world through our state and federal prison systems. 24% of the doj budget -- you are at about 29%. it will continue to rise. at some point, we need to think differently about what we're doing with people. i have constituents, family, children, we all want to be protected from dangerous people. a society ought to be protected. people involved in wrongdoing should be punished. at some point a
to end medicare as we know it. nobody, as in the ryan budget, wants to reduce taxes dramatically on the wealthiest americans -- 39% to 25% -- and then take away deductions from middle-class people, good deductions that make sense like the mortgage deduction, the charitable deduction, the retitle deduction, the health care reduction. no, no wants to do that. and no one wants to eat our seed corn. investment in education, investment in infrastructure, investment in sign b scientific research in order to keep narrow loopholes open, reductions if you move the business overseas. no, they don't want to debate that. but now we have a budget. because of the leadership of the chair of the budget committee and the members of her committee -- and, by the way, this is no -- this is not a small group of democrats. it runs from our most liberal members to our most conservative members, all united around the budget that is fiscally responsible. it meets the gramm-rudman -- i mean, i'm on old guy -- the simpson-bowles constraints, budget target. it invests in jobs in the economy, and closes loop
so far, everything we voted on has been anything but tax reform and pro-jobs legislation. the energy to power an american renaissance is right below our feet. west virginia is blessed with abundant natural resources, and more than that, an army of great men and women willing to extract it. pursuing environmental policy is based on unproven science is the wrong path -- policies based on unproven science is the wrong path. [applause]finally, at home i'm working to empower students by detailing the bureaucracy that has prohibited positive education reform for decades. revitalization is predicated on leadership. the societal problems dragging our country down are not new. they are magnified during economic downturn. as conservatives, we have to lead by example. my mother always told me, you can't stop through legislation. it has to come from the heart. the westery day in virginia legislature to impart the tenets of servitude as him to everyone who has been tasked to lead my great state. you'd be surprised how much have in common with people, even when they're on the other sid
for medicare. or else i lose my provider, and i think that's a tax they are putting on people with -- bilities and trying to got to pay on their disability. and those with legionnaires disease or h.i.v., dirty needles. host: ray, atlanta, georgia, republican party. good morning. caller: good morning. very interesting conversation you're having this morning. i have found that most people pend a fairer amount of time planning for their vacation than for their retirement. i work with a fortune 10 company and have been with them for 28 years so at the water cooler hearing different conversations if you ask people how much money they have in their 401-k, a lot of them have no idea nor do they have any idea on the different plans to put their money in. it's rather appalling, actually. host: ray, how old are you? caller: 52. host: when do you plan to retire? caller: i'm going to work until i'm 62-63 years old. something about public america, i have a -- family members with retirement pensions about $65,000. being in corporate america my pension is nowhere near that, so if we don't save in our 401-k t
frantically looking to rejigger the tax. i stress, not eliminating the tax. maybe focus on the rich. take 20% of their dough. hard to say. this much is not. it is going to happen. because the government needs the dough. if they still want to get european union dough. it gets weird and complicated. desperate to stay in the euro club. does this ring a bell? it should. no one is taxing the bank holdings, thanks to obamacare, they are going after the other assets. 3.7% on investment sales larger than 100,000 grand. the next time you try to sell your house, trust me. you will hit the roof. think about that. tax not on your income, earned or unearned but your assets. what you have, what you own. your tangible assets. home here, bank account there. is there difference? no. no difference between american government taxing you for medical devices and what it deems as a medical insurance plan. taxing you not on what you make but what you have. the stuff you attain through life of work no, matter when you work or how much you made when you work. stuff you got now. to government, it sees that y
to defend including some of the tax increases that have gone into it effect in recent years and explain how he would also get rid of the president's health care reform act. he said we consider the tax increases to be federal law and that our question, it isn't the affordable care act federal law? he said, n,o this is something we want to continue fighting. democrats say that we've been through a supreme court challenge to an annual voted on this 30 times, why are we continuing to battle over something that democrats have no intention of appealing? host: the president is scheduled to release his budget a week of april 8. he is set to meet with house republicans today. give us the nature of these meetings. guest: the meeting today is the second of four meetings. it's part of his charm offensive stories trying to win over congressional support for a grand bargain. this has been an effort that was spurred by failing in the sequester a couple weeks ago. he has almost the opposite challenge of what he did yesterday when he met with senate democrats. they were pressing him on his willingness to ac
to have this grand bargain. we go to war, we don't pay. we do big pharma, we don't pay. tax cuts, we don't figure what it's going to do to the economy, but you, you might have to pay for it. there is one senator prepared to filibuster to protect social security, medicare and medicaid. senator bernie sanders will join me in a moment, but president obama, he went to capitol hill today for a closed door meet wg the democrats. senate budget chairwoman patty murray, she revealed a plan with new revenue and spending cuts. nearly $1 trillion over the next ten years. president obama will meet with both parties on capitol hill. meanwhile, chairman paul ryan unveiled his budget plan and listen to how ryan describes republican priorities. >> the most important question isn't how we balance the budget, but why. a budget is a means to an end. an end is the well being of the american people. >> the most important question is how we balance the budget and making sure it's not on the backs of working americans. congressman ryan also made an unfortunate slip. >> this to us is something we're not going to
if they are unwilling to come up with or agree to anything related to closing some tax loopholes and i would think that 98% of americans realize and understand that we have protected spots in our tax code for rich folk who have airplanes and yachts and it's just mind boggling that people can't say, yeah, we can close those loopholes. we don't want those people taking advantage of the tax code so they can keep millions of their dollars when poor people are paying a disproportionate amount. so david throw said things don't change, we do. there's going to have to be some changes going on with individuals and their philosophies if we're going to bring this nation around to propelling this growth or we're going to fall down again because they are not going to move. >> when you look at the fact that speaker boehner wrote and this is an op-ed that says, obama's outreach is nice but where's the leadership? if we're going to find bipartisan solutions, the president will have to move beyond the same proposals as democrat democratic dogma. aren't they saying, there can be an agreement as long as everybody ag
. the breakdown below $100,000 euros will be taxed at 6.57%. above that, taxed at 9-point #%. above 500,000 euros, taxed at 15%. the wholesale robbery has caused the citizen to rush to get the money out. the response, the banks close. how can a government assume it can get away with this? because they assume they can get away with it. they can own guns but it's a bear to get them. the government wonders of the populist, what are they going to do? shoot us? in america, yes, we will shoot you. gun control advocates have fun order to believe they protect us from the government tyranny. what if the government here tried to take over your bank account? war. it would be on. cyprus proved that joe biden's notion all you need is a shotgun is deeply flawed. sadly, though, the steal from the rich mentality is alive and well in america. remember occupy wall street? how different is the solution from the ret take demands your wealth is spread around? the defense against the toxic ideology isn't only reason but almost with a rifle. so it will never happen here. you have the good sense of the founding fathers
a plan for the new budget, including new taxes. how much you ask? reaction from one of the top republican leaders in the house on that dollar figure. martha: how about this? there is a report out there that a hacker is giving out confidential memos on the terror attack in benghazi. how could this have happened when lawmakers and the victims families still do not have any answers in terms of what they have been demanding? big questions this morning. john bolton on that. >> the security in benghazi was a struggle and remain ad struggle throughout my time there. the situation remained uncertain and the reports from some libyans indicated it was getting worse. diplomatic security remained weak. in april there was only one u.s. diplomatic security agent stationed there. ♪ [ male announcer ] help brazil reduce its overall reliance on foreign imports with the launch of the country's largest petrochemical operation. ♪ when emerson takes up the challenge, "it's never been done before" simply bemes consider it solved. emerson. ♪ given way to sleeping. tossing and turning have where sleepless
and it was a tricky moment for him in the press conference. he included some of the tax increases that have gone into effect in recent years and explain how he was also kind of get rid and explain how he would also kind of get rid of the president's format. this is something that democrats are saying, well, week of been through the supreme court challenge, you voted on it, something like 30 times. why are we continuing to battle over something that we have no intention of fulfilling. >> the president scheduled to do his budget the week of april 8. the senate going to meet with house republicans today. give us the nature of these meetings and what will happen. >> today is the second of four trips up to capitol hill for president obama. it's part of this consensus where he's trying to win over congressional support for a grand budget bargain. this has been an effort that was kind of served by failing to avert the squeft a couple of weeks ago. he's got almost the opposite challenge of what he did yesterday when he met with senate democrats, when he was meeting with senate democrats yesterday they w
of the tax revenue needed to overcome our fiscal challenges. president obama has proposed the comprehensive american jobs act to get people trained, get people working and get people contributing to the tax base. mr. speaker -- madam speaker, it's time to bring this bill to the floor. our mantra should be simple -- jobs, jobs, jobs. people are suffering. people are hurting for jobs, jobs, jobs. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. the chair will receive a message. the messenger: madam speaker, a message from the president of the united states. the secretary: madam speaker. the speaker pro tempore: mr. secretary. the secretary: i am directed by the president of the united states to deliver to the house of representatives a message in writing. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized. >> madam speaker, today i speak of the importance of working together to adopt a budget on time in the
taxes and all the things that reflect what conservatism was and presumably ought to be but that isn't enough now. jack said today in reaction to lugar's defeated if we continue to move towards purity we will move to your relevance and along the way the country in effect is going to go down the tubes. that i think is a clarion call and you get the clarion call coming from people liked chuck hagel and the lugar and jack danforth not just from us that all to shake people about where we are and where we are going. and what we would hope has happened is with a degree of penetration that still put us from the "washington post" piece before the book is that all that credibility that we have built up would get out there and designate with people but this isn't just a couple people coming from one end of the spectrum saying it is all the fault of the people of the other end and this isn't 100% default of one party. there is plenty of blame to go around but this is the case of the system that's grown in this function as one party and has become an insurgent out lawyer. it means not to disappe
and medicaid, give the wealthy yet another tax break, put most of the burden on the poor and middle class and repeal obama care. this budget is going nowhere. it will be dead on arrival in the senate. it is pure fiscal mastur va tion. yet paul ryan gets credit for being a serious thinker. i will tell you this if paul ryan is a serious thinker i am an astronaut. take a look at the budget. doesn't add up. tomorrow, congressman keith ellison and peter welch, oh, boy. can't wait for that. come back and join us right here tomorrow. >> this is "the bill press show." [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> stephanie: happy wednesday everybody. jacki schechner, you know i have so few things in my life. look how happy i am about my new coffee mug. >> what does it say? >> stephanie: it is green in time for st. patrick's day. >> ooh. does that mean there's no pinch ug? >> stephanie: here now is colin farrell. >> messing about with mrs. all the rumors are true. >> i got about a third of that. then again if he looks like colin farrell, it doesn't matter. >> stephanie: all right. now here we are. we'
, was reportedly looking at real estate opportunities on the island. a new law would eliminate taxes on gains from the $9.5 billion he has invested in his own hedge funds. his fund released a statement last friday that indicates he has no plans to permanently relocate. survey says... mark zuckerberg is a top ceo. zuckerberg topped glassdoor.com's list of top ceos of 2013. ceos from sap, mckinsey & company, ernst & young and northwestern mutual rounded out the top five. meanwhile, tim cook slipped from the top spot last year to 18th. employees of the companies vote on their ceo, which means facebook employees really "like" their boss. ceo salaries are under scrutiny as recent filings reveal the earnings of the top brass. according to reports, john stumpf of wells fargo is the highest paid head of a major bank. on the heels of rising profits, his compensation package last year was nearly $23 million. in the automotive sector, ford ceo alan mulally took a pay cut but still made more than his peers at gm and chrysler with $21 million. and in a 25-year-long tradition, warren buffett still makes $100,00
: that companies from lost tax revenue because the economy is smaller? is that where you're getting the number from. >> yes. a mere 1% growth loss over time is huge impact on the economy and our ability to pay our bills. melissa: now you say this testimony is empirical. that is right in front of us and quantitative and not sub executive and people have to pay attention to that. that is not the case when you present it to the democrats and the president. they say cutting back on spending now would damage growth and the economy and cost us jobs in the short term. how do you respond to that? >> well, basically what the witnesses today said, for the most part, is that congress and the white house is making progress on discretionary spending, more can be done. but they really felt, the focus needs to be on how we make social security, medicare, medicaid, solvent over the long time. there was one other area of treatment. asked, given the obamacare taxes that have kicked in, the new taxes from the fiscal cliff, absent fundamental tax reform, would raising taxes again be helpful to our economy? no one agre
in protecting himself or herself politically vote to raise taxes on those he represents? why? because they get to make more voters angry with them by cutting medicare, because they get their means tested? give me a break. so this odd republican out there is going to both raise taxes and make his somewhat better off voters pay more for health care? no way. we really don't need to get to the liberals, progressives, but just for the sake of candor, why on this god's earth would a good democrat need to cut or i don't get why people are talking about a deal, that no politician out there worried about his or her re-election or renomination would ever want to i can mmake. the truth of what i'm saying will shine through. and the sequester won't seem so bad after all. and that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "politicsnation" with al sharpton starts right now. >> thanks, chris, and thanks to you for tuning in. tonight's lead, shame as it ever was. today, both governor romney and congressman ryan took the stage at the big conservative summit outside of washington. so did they talk about t
. the sequencing done right on this cut spending cuts and tax reform. things sound great and they're moving along now. but joe, as we talked about earlier, you're going to have reticent democrats. and even key congressional races who are going to slow down a bit and saying, look, i want immigration and guns dealt with, what are we doing about the economy and the budget, the debt, and tax reform? >> and this is, richard haas, you can only push people so far, i mean, not the republicans' best friend. this weekend said democrats you're about to lose me. i pay 40% federal, 15%. well, i hear we have it cued up. let's go. this is bill maher this weekend. >> -- actually do pay the freight in this country. i just saw the statistics, something like 70%. and here in california, i'm just going to say, liberals, you could actually lose me. it's outrageous what we're paying. over -- i'm willing to pay my share, but yeah, it's ridiculous. >> and not only that -- >> wow. >> people like bill maher pay 55% in california, people in new york pay over 50%. in new jersey, why is a republican sitting at 70% plus appro
out and share that conservative message of liberty and less government and lower taxes and individual responsibility. it is time we all stop preaching to the choir. let's grow. [applause] america already has one party that is expert at pitting groups against one another. we will never win a contest of identity politics. ee have to believe in america xceptionalism that no one is guaranteed success the everyone is guaranteed an equal opportunity at success. [applause] the greatest lie that the liberals tell is that government is the way to realize this. there is a reason that washington d.c. is an island of prosperity and it's a nation mired. the more it picks winners and losers, the more crony capitalists win, the more the rest of us lose. whether it is clean energy or free obama phones or prophylactics -- if he did not have a team of lobbyists in dc you are not at the table. you are on the menu. [applause] if mrs. thatcher with us here today she would remind as there is a big difference between being pro-business and being pro-free market. it is time for we, the people, to break out o
on the balance. >> property taxes. >> megyn: that is warning people of a potential property tax hike in the coming election. i don't understand exactly what's happening. the teachers don't like that, but why are the teachers objecting to notifications of property taxes going up. >> they don't want the voters to notice if they've signed up, they voted for a property tax hike and the property taxes are the basis. >> megyn: and they're going to go and vote on various measures that affect them and the one on i raising property taxes is now highlighted on red ink on the outside of the voter envelope. >> and saying we've got more taxes coming at you. >> megyn: and the teachers union says let that go? >> no, let the voters blythely go on and meander through the ballot and the last thing they want is for taxpayers to know that he or she is going to be paying higher taxes in an educational system that isn't too shiny, if i can use the expression. it's pitiful what's happening. >> megyn: because those property taxes will go help fund the teachers salaries and they don't want anybody-- they don
happened in benghazi because hillary clinton's e-mail has been hacked. >> brian: it's taxes versus entitlements on capitol hill today. republicans and democrats present their budget plans. but which one is better for your wallet? if you like a light wallet, one might be better. if you want within filled with money, one might be better. >> steve: i want the george castanza wallet. tv anchors are supposed to be ready, aren't they? >> we have breaking news to report to you. fox 54 has just learned that a huntsville news anchor is being proposed on live -- right now. (scream). >> brian: that is great. >> steve: oh, man. meet the anchor who got the surprise of her life on live television. >> brian: that is awesome. >> steve: it is. "fox & friends" hour two for tuesday starts right now. that's why you got to be really careful. we're very trusting of the people behind the scenes who put things in the teleprompter. >> what's funny is it took her a second, you know, fox anchor is being proposed -- oh it came out and then she realized. that's what happens with breaking news. >> brian: you se
's an identity thief who used this device to grab his wi-fi signal, steal his identity, file taxes and get his return. now she's got his money, and he's got a problem. >> looking forward to your tax refund? so are identity thieves, and they can steal your identity without you knowing it in order to get your refund. it happens to thousands of people every year. you have to be proactive when it comes to identity theft, especially during tax season. >> announcer: every year, millions of americans learn all it may take to devastate your life is a little personal information in the wrong hands. your identity needs protection, and no one does it better than lifelock. >> identity thieves steal from everyone. you have to protect yourself. i protect myself with lifelock. >> announcer: lifelock offers the most comprehensive identity theft protection, period. and lifelock ultimate was named "best in detection". lifelock's 24/7 proactive protection alerts you as soon as they detect an attack within their network, before it's too late. lifelock protects your social security number, money, credit, even the
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to tax private bank accounts up to 10%. and now citizens in cyprus are in panic mode rushing to a.t.m.'s. there's a run on banks there as people try to clean out their savings before the tax hits them. >>ainsley: this is to help bail out the cash-strapped country. something like this, could it happen in america? we're asking our guest stuart varney. good morning. >> theoretically, yes, it could happen here. if congress passes a law which taxes wealth -- that is a bank deposit -- yes, it could happen here. in practice, it will not happen here. >>ainsley: it will be a riot. >> plus america can print its own money. you can print dollars to get out of trouble if you're in extreme situations. cyprus uses the euro, somebody else's currency. >>brian: the problem is this is the deal they cut in order to survive. the e.u. gave them this money and said this is some of the austerity things you must do. >> cyprus is bankrupt. it needed an extra $13 billion to keep going. the europeans said we'll give you the money, but you've got to give some of it back from the deposits of everybody in the c
check, zero. no new taxes under any circumstances. yesterday paul reid offered a budget that zeroes out the president's health care plan. texas senator ted cruz even proposed a plan to defund obama care himself. with polls showing the president's approval rating dropping, a "washington post" poll put it at 50%, 5 points from a month ago, republicans have decided to stick to their own playbook, obstruct everywhere, hope some of the mud that covers them sticks to the president. steve schmidt is former senior adviser to the mccain/palin '08 presidential campaign and senior strategist on the bush/cheney '04 presidential campaign. robert gibbs was senior adviser for president obama's 2012 re-election campaign and served as white house press secretary. of course, both are now msnbc colleagues. in fact, analysts as well. thank you. steve, i want to start by throwing some dirt ball at you. i don't know how you're going to catch this one. >> yes. >> as we've all watched for the last two or three months now since the horror at newtown, connecticut, where all those 6 and 7-year-old kids were slaug
have bank accounts would be taxed one time on their deposits. so if someone has an account with $129,000 or less, they would have to fork over almost $9,000. that's a 6.7% tax. people who live there as you can imagine, they're really nervous about this tax. over the weekend, many rushed to withdraw their money out of the bank. this is what's unnerving the markets right now. about 15 minutes before the opening bell. >> al wlis siclisoison kosik li york stock exchange. >>> the heat tied a leg record for the second most con secreta consecutive wins. they will try to extend the streak in boston tonight when the celtics have their own run going, 11 straight home wins. >>> another miami basketball team is also on a roll, though. the university of miami hurricanes beat north carolina to become atlantic coast conference champs and advance to the ncaa tournament. 67 other teamses are in the big dance which tips off tomorrow. that means it's time to fill out those brackets. carlos diaz is checking a huge one here in the cnn center. wow, carlos. ♪ ♪ indiana, indiana, we're all for you, we w
plan to raise taxes almost a trillion dollars over the next decade are simply a deal breaker. >> i love to hear the president's answer as to why he doesn't believe we have a debt crisis or why he doesn't believe we have a spending problem. >> there is the matter of the white house tours. who ordered them closed for budget cuts. the white house initially said it was the administration's call. the president then claim blames the secret service. leaving it to white house spokesman jay carney to explain. >> the secret service made a decision about the budget and with draw personnel from tours. we had to cancel the tours. it's our job to cancel the tours. >> the decision has caused all kinds of headaches for the white house which may now have to reopen the dours on at least a limited basis. even the lib berled toreial page of the "washington post" reopened the white house doors. they call this the equivalent of bureaucratic hostage taking. >> thanks, doug. >> it is time now for your 5@5:30. the top five stories making news at this hour. more than 800,000 of your tax dollars were spent on a l
proposals, both very different on things like tax hikes and entitlement spending and neither likely to get enough support to make it to the president's desk in its current form. house speaker john boehner says he's at work toward balancing the budget going forward, but that's that washington's spending problems have to be addressed. >> when you get down to the bottom line, the president believes that we have to have more taxes from the american people and we're not going to get very far. if the president doesn't believe that the goal ought to be the balance of the budget over the next ten years, i'm not sure we'll get very far. >> peter doocy with the news in washington for us tonight. do lawmakers sound hopeful that the government shoulddown can be avoided? >> harris, none of the lawmakers we heard from today actually threatened to shut down the government at the end of the march and the focus seems to have shifted past the upcoming deadline to extend that short-term budget resolution and on to a more grand bargain, but speaker boehner says he doesn't know if democrats and republicans can
. the government is changing their plan. instead of taxing at 6.75%, the will tax at 3%. >> shepard: this is a bank holiday in cyprus. they were going to open tomorrow. then they decided to wait until wednesday or thursday. now looks like friday. and along the way, there was a plan to tax large amounts of money at something close to 10%, and then every day folks at something less. that's the part you said they've taken down. >> that's the part they're concerned with. they know they're making the people who live there angry. if you woke up tomorrow and saw your account -- your mother's account was being impacted like this, you would be desperately unhappy. i can't imagine what kind of reaction we would get here in the u.s. >> the concern is that cyprus does this, you have problem in italy and spain. and then there's a run on their banks. >> you don't know the impact here. it's the rule of law. you're not supposed to take things that aren't you're, especially if you're the government. that's why you saw the market solidly negative. i don't know how there's control over this. we'll be watching but dee
will be made whole. but again, these kind of projects, they tend to refinance every 15 years with housing tax credits or through other public loan programs. and in many cases we are repaid. in fact, we have another loan with the -- with [speaker not understood] at the end of the month we're hoping to be repaid about $3.6 million on an old loan from 1986. so, i don't believe that there is risk to the city and, in fact, the 55-year term loan will ensure that the long-term benefits to the city beyond the loan to value requirements. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. colleagues, any questions or comments? why don't we open it up for public comment. is there any member of the public who would like to comment on aye tell number 1? please step forward. public comment will be two minutes. ~ item >>> good evening, supervisors. my name is ace washington. and you know i'm just doing my regular routine to city hall today. i'm back and forth. having a look in here. and i'm supporting -- i go back 27 some years ago. i'm surprised they're still around. i support them wholeheartededly. i'm also here to show
would cut spending by nearly five-trillion dollars over a decade without raising taxes. the democrats' plan is aimed at reducing the deficit by about a trillion dollars over ten years by using spending cuts and tax increases. the president will release his own proposal next month. >> catherine: this was the first full day on the job for pope francis. catholics hope it marks the beginning of a turnaround after years of scandal. erin mclaughlin has the latest from rome. >> reporter: as part of his new day on the job he celebrated mass with the cardinals who voted for him. >> i think you and the prayers that will kill us of this race. >> reporter: a quiet contrast from the thunderous confirmation. >> the word francis, the choice has a lot to do with his internal desire to church the level of beginnings. >> we are learning about the new process of election. >> you gradually began to sense a movement and you pray and talk a lot to others. there is a gradual movement that i found that generated a lot of joy and serenity. >> he was the arch bishop of blindness august, argentina. >> i think t
. in 1950 the population of detroit, 1.8 million and today 700,000 which means that tax revenues have plummeted. so if raising taxes is not the answer then of course you have to lower spending and today the mayor said that everyone is going to have to give a little. listen. >> bottom line here is that we must stop fighting each other. we must start to work together and so, i'm happy that now i've got teammates. i've got partners that can help me do some of the things that need to be done in our city. >> reporter: of course, if they can't work it out, detroit would likely have to file for bankruptcy, which that would be the largest u.s. city ever to do so, harris. >> harris: you know, part of what we've watched in that city is their own internal politics and workings keeping them from going forward, in some cases. the city council, i understand is not exactly embracing this plan to go forward. >> no, and the city council had threatened to sue and late today decided against that, but the city council president still called the mayor a quitter for agreeing to this plan. i mean, you thin
be fined or taxed to do so. we don't want another tragedy like dianne whipple. if a dog walker sees abuse on the animal, it should be reported to the police. now, i have a neighbor that has a pit bull and he muzzles it when he takes it out. so, i think the dog walker should do the same. thank you. >> thank you. mr. paulson. >>>♪ and now you can walk the dog you can follow the regulation plan walk the -- walk your dog the best friend to man and i know you can and you'll follow the city plan and walk your best friend in the city sun, walk, walk it >> thank you. is there any additional public comment on item number 3? seeing none, public comment is closed. [gavel] >> colleagues, first on the amendments that i've offered changing the grandfathering date, can we have a motion? >> i'll make a motion. >> and can we take that amendment without objection? that will be the order. [gavel] >> mr. chair, i believe this is coming out of committee report for tomorrow in >> right. and i do understand that amendment is not substantive and will not require a continuance. okay. so, then, on the item, can
's 876 area code with crooks impersonating government officials demanding tax money before he could get the prize. how much money did your father end up giving? >> he lost $85,000. >> reporter: $85,000. >> $85,000. it is devastating. >> reporter: listen to this a sad exchange between a scammer and woman named bea who shelled out more than $60,000. >> you have to pay the tax on the check before the check could be cashed. >> you keep asking for more money, more money. last night i went to bed crying. i don't have no money. the bills are coming. i don't have any oil. i'm freezing here. it's getting cold now. >> you'll have to take care of the final payment, bea. just keep your trust in us now. >> reporter: if the victims don't pay, the scammers are not above threats. >> there is nothing that these scammers won't do. they are absolutely despicable. >> we want to put out the red flags of warning. >> reporter: how to protect yourself? if prize officials call and tell you to pay taxes before they give you the money, it is a scam. pierre thomas, abc news, washington. >>> big business news this
instruments unlike apple and unlike microsoft they actually repatriate and pay the tax on their overseas earnings. >> and you like to see them do that? >> if they actually believed there would be a change and there would be a territorial tax system then leave it there for the time being and if there isn't, they should pay the tax and bring them back. >> for anyone who missed it. you did have a position in apple and you sold out of it last fall. >> no, we cut the position. we are now overweight apple and we completed the position just a couple of days ago. in fact, an interesting thing on an willel, the apple 2015 leaps for the 500s trade around 40 bucks. if apple goes back to where it was six months ago that is four to five times your money. >> bill, thank you so much for joining us and brian, thank you. >> they dragged me in. >> make sure you join us on monday. "squawk on the street" begins right now. ♪ ♪ ♪ >>> the big question, will today be the day? the s&p 500 surpasses its all-time closing high or should the bears beware the ides of march. i'm melissa lee with carl quintanilla
so, the government is not going to take 10% of my taxed money out of my savings account. i'm going to go to the bank and withdraw my money. the cypriotic equivalent of uncle sam, can't do that to me so they shut down the banks. so what happened today? >> the vote on whether or not the cypriot government is going to be able to reach into a private bank and take some of that money, the vote is in absolute chaos, megyn. about an hour ago, the ruling party said it would abstain from taking part in this vote. then it issued a call to delay the vote for one day. then the finance minister of cyprus resigned, but his resignation has not yet been accepted. in other words, this is a chaotic situation and the bailout of the whole country at this moment is in limbo, but to get back to your main point, megyn, you're absolutely right. we've reached an international financial principle here. in the past, if you lent money to a bank or a country that was going sour, you, the lender, lost money. this time around, it's a new principle. if you have money in a bank account in that country, you will lo
. >>> the irs says it has $917 million in unclaimed tax refunds from 2009, that are about to expire. the money is owed to about 1 million people who have until april 15th to file a return. >>> and chelsea clinton and her husband are about to move into a new home. the posh manhattan pad in north of madison square park is 5,000 square feet. 4 bedrooms and 6 1/2 baths. that's a palace in new york city. and it's all for a cool 10.5 million bucks. >>> bill clinton hits the scene. >>> and college hoops prepare for march madness. for those nights when it's more than a bad dream, be ready. for the times you need to double-check the temperature on the thermometer, be ready. for high fever, nothing works faster or lasts longer. be ready with children's motrin. i'm here in your home, having a pretty spectacular tuesday. ♪ but i don't notice the loose rug at the top of your stairs. and that's about to become an issue for me. ♪ and if you got the wrong home insurance coverage, my medical bills could get expensive. so get allstate. [ dennis ] good hands. good home. make sure you have the right home prot
involved entitlements and taxes and whether the two sides could find enough common ground to reach some sort of grand bargain on the budget. a number of top republicans said they liked what they heard, particularly on the president's willingness to address entitlement reform. at the same time, one republican acknowledged the president's central point that unless they give him cover on revenue, he's not going to have much left convincing his own party tackling programs like medicare. >> that is where we are, david, right now. the president understandably needs cover before he goes to house democrats and say i'm going to do this with cpi and adjust medicare benefits down the road. republicans the same way. saying this is the position i'd be in right now. don't even talk to me about more tax revenue unless i know they are going to get serious about entitlement reform because i have to go back to my district and explain why we cut defense spending and taxes are going up. but this sounds like they are least -- >> it's amazing a news story that people get together and talk. it's amazing it's
turn around. the emergency manager doesn't come in and bring tax revenue, doesn't come in and bring fire and police. doesn't come in and stop violence. the emergency manager does not come in and even target or home in on the long-term systemic problems that have led to the financial crisis. this is not a solution that's viable. >> pastor david bullock, the national spokesperson of the change agent consortium. keep us apprised as this protest campaign continues. i think you're poised for more national discussion of this, these issues in part because of the way you are disrupting daily life in your city right now in order to do that. pastor, thank you very much for your time tonight. >> thank you so much. >>> the annual conservative-o-rama known as cpac started in washington. and what an o-rama it was. stand by. that's next. [ male announcer ] from the way the bristles move to the way they clean, once you try an oral-b deep sweep power brush, you'll never want to go back. its dynamic power bristles reach between teeth to remove up to 76% more plaque than sonic in hard to reach areas.
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